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    My window is an ice garden.

    Our great French Canadian poet wrote about his frosted window being an ice garden. Here is mine. I took this picture from the inside of my house. The frost formed this pretty flower. What do you think, could you tell it is frost?
    My window is an ice garden.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    For a natural frost formation, Louise, it is amazing. Well captured.

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    Thanks Sergio, it seems to be growing! The littles dots around it are water droplets not yet frozen. It is forming in between the double pane window that has lost its insolation.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Louise,
    very pretty.
    I'm not sure I would have guessed it was a naturally formed frost pattern though.
    But it has been nicely captured and I like it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    John

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    Thanks John. Here is an other one, in Black and White this time. More like a field of wild grass. This is my patio door and this second one is groowing from the button of the door. I should say was my door, the ice was a result of a defect in the construction. The installer has replaced it with a new one. No more ice in between the two panes.
    My window is an ice garden.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    very pretty. I like that it is almost three dimensional.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Thank you Trevor. I used a ring led light for macrophotography in an effort to make the details stand out. I find ice quite facinating and hard to photograph.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Quote Originally Posted by wlou View Post
    I find ice hard to photograph.
    Well you certainly fooled me. I am looking forward to seeing what you produce when you are good at photographing something; if this is a difficult subject for you

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    The first one is stupendous. Consider toning down the top left background area to match the brightness of the background in the opposite corner.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Trevor thank you for your comments and for taking the time. It is a work in progress. I seem to get better reasults with macro than with "the little bird" in the trees.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Mike you make me blush. Thank you so much. There where two different areas with ice in the window. The flower, the size of a quarter, was just above my head (ok, I am petite) and the outside background included the cedar hedge directely behind and a corner of the sky at the left. The second picture is low to the ground and much larger, and the snow was piled high outside directly behind it. I showed to my friend the window in question and he could not see the ice from his angle (read his hight). I will try some post production as you recommend.

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    Beautifully done Louise. I'll bet you could have a lot of fun with this over the winter. It looks like a great subject for some extreme close-up or macro exploration. As the frost is on a flat plane, you should be able to get some fascination close-up detail of nature's handiwork!

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Very nice Louise, I Never get tired of nature's art! It looks like it is cut into the glass.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Absolutely stunning!

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    Fantastic pictures. The word fractal came to mind the moment I saw them. (Scroll down on the wikipedia page and you'll see a similar picture.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknittle View Post
    Very nice Louise, I Never get tired of nature's art! It looks like it is cut into the glass.
    Thank you Mark. It does look like nature is the greater artist.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Thank you Robin and Tony. It also looks like french embroidery where the repetitive patterns would correspond to the definition of fractal if I understand it correctely.

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    It has all been said, I could not believe it was frost.

    Then when I saw it was between the panels of the double glazing I thought, Ooops, glad it is not my double glazing.
    Glad you got it replaced, for warmths sake, not photographys sake.

    Then when I found that it was so small, I thought wow.

    Great work, especially the first one.

    Rbn

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Beautiful photo. It really jumps off the screen. I agree with Mike about the top left corner.

    Karm

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    Re: My window is an ice garden.

    Wow, these are things we will never, never see down here in Houston, Texas! Right now the temperature around my house is 72 degrees! Really wonderful images.

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